Monday, May 31, 2010

Kiss Played Beth!

Earlier today (May 31st) Kiss performed in Hamburg, Germany. For the first time on this tour they performed "Beth" with Eric Singer handling the lead vocals. Check it out here:

Kiss On Hungarian TV

The Hungarian TV station TV2 showed this nice Kiss clip this Saturday (May 29th).

Tommy Thayer And Eric Singer VIP Event

June 23rd Kiss will perform in Madrid, Spain. Immediately after the show Eric and Tommy will join the VIP party named "One Night With Tommy And Eric". This is arranged by Kiss Army Spain.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gene On Canadian TV

Here's a new TV clip from ET Canada regarding Gene Simmons' signing The Envy.

Criminal Charges Against Gene Dropped

TMZ reports that the criminal charges against Gene have been dropped. This was for an alleged "violent altercation with two people" that supposedly took place last year. Read more here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Back From Berlin

I am now back from Berlin where I attended yesterday's Kiss show. I even did the meet and greet! That was definately money well spent! The show was really good and the new stage set looks amazing. The set list was the same as on the previous shows.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kiss On Czech TV

The Czech TV show "Udalosti" yesterday showed this Kiss clip.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kiss US Tour Officially Confirmed

As mentioned here before, Kiss will do a full US tour starting July 23rd in Wyoming. This is now officially confirmed. Tickets to some of the shows can be bought here. Kiss will donate one dollar per ticket to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Kiss US Tour Announced

According to Noisecreep, the following tour dates are now confirmed.

7/23 -- Cheyenne, WY -- Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/24 -- Minot, ND -- North Dakota State Fair
7/29 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- First Niagara Pavilion
7/30 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Riverbend Music Center
7/31 -- Hershey, PA -- Hershey Park Stadium
8/06 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Susquehanna Bank Center
8/07 -- Boston, MA -- Comcast Center
8/09 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Indiana State Fairgrounds
8/13 -- Buffalo, NY -- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/14 -- Wantagh, NY -- Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/15 -- Scranton, PA -- Toyota Pavilion
8/19 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Arena
8/20 -- Holmdel, NJ -- PNC Bank Arts Center
8/21 -- Washington DC -- Jiffy Lube Live
8/27 -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/28 -- Charlotte, NC -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/29 -- Raleigh, NC -- Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/02 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Marcus Amphitheatre
9/03 -- Chicago, IL -- First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
9/04 -- St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota State Fair
9/10 -- Toronto, ON -- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/11 -- Detroit, MI -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12 -- Cleveland, OH -- Blossom Music Center
9/17 -- Houston, TX -- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/18 -- Dallas, TX -- Pizza Hut Park
9/19 -- San Antonio, TX -- AT&T Center
9/22 -- Sandy, UT -- Rio Tinto Stadium
9/24 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Kiss In Prague

Yesterday (May 23rd) Kiss performed in Prague, Czech Republic. They were now back to the original set list, inluding the three songs they didn't play in Vienna.
Here's fan filmed footage of "Detroit Rock City".

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Shannon Tweed's Photos From Prague

Shannon Tweed has published these photos from yesterday's sold out show in Prague.
Full house! Prague on Twitpic

Great crowd tonight! on Twitpic

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kiss In Czech Republic

Yesterday (May 21st) Kiss performed in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It's said that they played the normal set list.
Here is fan filmed footage of "Deuce".

Paul And Gene Interviewed By Irish TV

Last week the Irish TV show Ireland AM showed this interview with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kiss In Vienna

Yesterday (May 20th) Kiss performed in Vienna, Austria. On all other shows so far during this tour exactly the same set list has been performed. However, in Vienna they didn't play Love Gun, Shout It Out Loud and Lick It Up. Paul is said to have had problems with his voice so this seems to be the reason for cutting three songs from the set.

Paul Stanley On Italian TV

The Italian TV channel SKY TG 24 showed this new interview with Paul Stanley.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kiss In Milan

Yesterday (May 18th) Kiss performed in Milan, Italy. Once again, the set list was the same as on the previous shows on this tour. Here is fan-filmed footage of "I'¨m An Animal".

Tickets To Minnesota Show Released Today

Saturday September 4th Kiss will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. The tickets will be released today (March 19th). Tickets can be bought here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kiss Pays Tribute To Dio In Geneva

Yesterday (May 17th) Kiss performed in Geneva, Switzerland. The set list was the same as on all other shows on this tour. Before "Calling Dr. Love" Paul did this tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio.

Swiss Story On The Kiss Jet

The Kiss jet has caused a lot of interest from the European media. The Swiss magazine Blick has published some photos and a short clip, this can be found here:

New Sonic Boom T-Shirt Available

This new Sonic Boom T-shirt is now available at the Kiss Official Online Store.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kiss On Swiss TV

Earlier today the Swiss TV channel Schweizer Fernsehen showed this nice Kiss piece.

glanz & gloria vom 17.05.2010

Shannon Tweed And The Kiss Jet

Shannon Tweed has updated her Twitter page with this photo of Gene, her and the Kiss jet.
Dropped Gene in Zurich and headed for Milan! on Twitpic

Kiss In Zürich

Yesterday (May 16th) Kiss performed the first show on mainland Europe during this tour. The show took place at Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland. The set list was exactly the same as on the previous shows. Here is fan filmed footage of "I Was Made For Loving You" including Paul flying to the center of the arena.

Kiss On German TV

The German TV station RTL yesterday showed a short piece about Kiss. This can be found here, at about 5:37 minutes.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kiss Mourn Ronnie James Dio

My all-time favorite artist besides Kiss has always been Ronnie James Dio. It's very enormous sadness I have received the news that he has passed away. I had the honour of meeting him a couple of times and he was the nicest person you could imagine. Kiss has published this official comment:

We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ace Frehley Engaged

Ace Frehley has posted on his official Myspace page that he now is engaged with his girlfriend Rachael Gordon. The post looks like this:

i am now residing with and engaged to a lovely girl named rachael gordon. my inspiration and end all.she is the best thing thats ever happend to me and we constantly inspire eachother....if you haven't found your true love in life yet... when you do,it is truly a new awakening!...she has revived my spirit in every way and made me live again...x

Friday, May 14, 2010

Beth On Glee

The TV show "Glee" will feature the Kiss song "Beth" in the 22nd episode. This will be broadcasted June 1st. Here is a preview of the song.

Paul And Gene Interviewed In Scotland

Before the concert in Glasgow Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley did this interview.

New Support Act In Spain

The Swedish band Imperial State Electric will support Kiss at the shows in Barcelona and Madrid. Imperial State Electric features Nicke Andersson who previously played in The Hellacopters who supported Kiss in Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki the summer of 1997.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Kiss Merchandise

This new merchandise from the European tour is now available at Kiss Official Store.

Jimmy Page At Yesterday's Kiss Show

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page attended the Kiss show yesterday (May 12th) at Wembley Arena in London. Shannon Tweed has posted this photo on her Twitter page.
Jimmy Paige is here! Swoon on Twitpic

Kiss In London

Yesterday (May 12th) Kiss played the first of two shows at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The set list was once again the same as all other shows so far on this tour. As expected, the band (and the audience) sang "Happy Birthday" for Eric Singer who celebrated his 52nd birthday. Here's fan filmed footage of this.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kiss In Indiana

This clip where Kiss announces the show in Indianapolis has now been released. As mentioned before, the tickets are released and can be bought here.

Kiss Show In Indiana Confirmed

It is now confirmed that Kiss will perform at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand in Indianapolis, IN August 9th. Tickets are released they can be bought here.

Happy Birthday Eric!

Today (May 12th) Eric Singer celebrates his 52nd birthday. I think we can expect some "Happy Birthday" singing at tonight's London show.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kiss Played Beth!

Earlier today (May 31st) Kiss performed in Hamburg, Germany. For the first time on this tour they performed "Beth" with Eric Singer on lead vocals. Check it out here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gene Simmons Confirms US Tour

There have been a lot of rumors and speculations regarding a US tour in the fall. Gene Simmons posted this a few hours ago on his Twitter page:

And yes, KISS is coming to North America again, starting Aug. See you

Kiss In Wisconsin In August?

As mentioned here before, there are rumors about a Kiss show in Detroit in September. There are now other rumors saying that Kiss will perform at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison (Wisconsin) August 14th. Please note that this should be considered just a rumor so far.

Bruce Kulick Signing Session

Bruce Kulick will do a signing session at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ Monday May 17th at 7.30 PM. Read more here:

Kiss In Manchester

Yesterday (May 10th) Kiss performed in Manchester, England. The set list is said to be the same as on the previous shows.
Here is fan filmed footage of "Shout It Out Loud".

Kiss Tour Jet

Kissonline has posted these really cool photos of the Kiss jet with the band and the flight crew.

Ace Frehley Performing Shock Me

As mentioned here before, Ace Frehley took part in the MusiCares Benefit event at Club Nokia this Friday (May 7th). Ace performed together with Slash, Chad Smith etc. Here's footage of them doing "Shock Me".

Kiss In Glasgow

Yesterday (May 9th) Kiss performed in Glasgow, Scotland. The set list was the same as the previous shows in England and Ireland. Here's fan filmed footage of "Rock And Roll All Nite".

Ace Frehley Interviewed In New York

Last Friday (May 7th) the sixth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit took place at the Nokia Club in New York. During the event Ace Frehley was interviewed by The interview can be seen here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kiss In Dublin

Yesterday (May 7th) Kiss performed their first show outside the UK on their European tour. This took place at O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The set list was exactly the same as the previous shows in the UK. Here is fan filmed footage of the start of the show when the band enters the stage.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kiss In Detroit In September?

There have been rumors about Kiss doing a US tour in the fall. It seems like they will play a show at the DTE Engery Amphitheater in Clarkston, MI (just outside Detroit) September 11th. Please note that nothing is confirmed or announced yet.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gene Simmons Takes Part In Rally For Kids With Cancer

Gene Simmons will be participating in the Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup on Saturday, July 31st in Los Angeles. More details can be found here:

Kiss In Birmingham

Yesterday (May 5th) performed their fourth show on the European tour. This took place in Birmingham, UK. The set list still remains the same. A short review of the show in Liverpool with some really nice photos can be found here.
Fan filmed footage of "Love Gun" in Birmingham can be seen here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Paul Stanley Answers Guitar Questions

The Washburn Guitars Forum has done a Q&A with Paul Stanley about his guitars and his guitar playing. This can be found here:

Kiss In Liverpool

Yesterday (May 4th) Kiss performed in Liverpool, UK. The set list was exactly the same as in Sheffield and Newcastle.
Here is fan-filmed footage of the opening of the show.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nick Simmons Lead Singer For The Doors?

Gene Simmons has updated his Twitter page with this message:

Now it can be told. Nick was invited to try out for The Doors. As lead singer.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kiss In Newcastle

Yesterday (May 2nd) Kiss played their second show on their European tour. This show took place at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, UK. The set list was reportedly the same as on the opening night in Sheffield (the set list can be found here).
Here is fan filmed footage of "Calling Dr. Love" from the Newcastle show.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ace Frehley On Sober House

If you live outside the US the segment with Ace Frehley at "Sober House With Dr. Drew" are not available on the VH1 webpage. So here is the clip just for you.

Kiss In Sheffield

Here is fan filmed footage of "Crazy, Crazy Nights" from yesterday's tour premiere in Sheffield, UK

Kiss European Tour Opens In Sheffield

Yesterday (May 1st) saw the opening show of Kiss European Tour 2010. This took place in Sheffield, UK.
The set list looked like this:

Modern Day Delilah
Cold Gin
Let Me Go, Rock And Roll
Say Yeah
Crazy, Crazy Nights
Calling Dr. Love
Shock Me
I'm An Animal
100,000 years
I Love It Loud
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Detroit Rock City
Lick It Up
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
God Gave Rock'n Roll to You
Rock And Roll All Nite